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TIME FOR ANOTHER PHISHING WARNING
This scam is smart. This one recognizes just how quickly Tumblr likes to latch onto viral campaigns, and has set itself up as such.
The grey image-box links to this image (hosted on Imgur.com, this link is safe), detailing a call to action about a “Lost Beatles Concert” — This is actually a real thing, there are news reports (BBC) for this event. The image delivers a great hook for young users too (let’s impress our peers with our “pure music tastes”).
However, the text in the message does not point to the website. It is a shortened URL, which points to a site that is known for phishing.
If you ever need to know where a shortened URL points to, you have a couple of options available to you:
- The easiest is LongURL.com, which shows exactly where you will be redirected to. (plus a screenshot if available - in this case, no)
- Failing this, many shortlink providers (like bit.ly, j.mp, tinyurl.com, goog.le) allow you to preview the link by adding symbols/words to the link. Here is a list of these preview codes.
Just, please followers. Exercise caution. The internet is stupid.
aaaaand this precisely why i don’t like getting into viral campaigns
Reblogging this for my followers because I love you all so very much <3
Signal boost. Phishing scams are so not rori.
just got it
don’t click it
i was wondering wtf this was